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LPLE is a podcast dedicated to helping people who are learning English practice their English listening skill. Jesse and Andrew, LPLE show hosts and native English speakers, have a regular native English conversation, and speak slowly and clearly so that the listeners can better understand the conversation.
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Dec 11, 2017

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!"

A HelloTalk user asked us to provide different words for the word "happy." Jane and Jesse share alternative words and give examples of how to use them.

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Nov 18, 2017

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!"

Jesse and Jane react to the mass shooting that took place in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017. They share their feelings and opinions about this mass shootings and how this tragedy might define America.

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Oct 31, 2017

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!"

Jesse and Jane (try to) talk about the American Healthcare System, and ultimately decided that it's very confusion to explain to fellow Americans, let alone international friends.

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Oct 29, 2017

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!"

Jesse talks about a recent event he attended--The event talked about the lack of diversity in American entertainment. Jesse then explains how he believes that this lack of diversity in American entertainment has shaped what Japanese (and people of other countries) think American's look like.

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Oct 9, 2017

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!"

Jesse shares a few stories from his family's three-week vacation across Japan. He talks about his visits to 10 different cities within 21 days, his visit to Rabbit Island, his favorite experience, and what it was like traveling with his new baby.

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Oct 2, 2017

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!"

Jane shares with us a few stories from her vacation in France. If you've ever been interested in traveling to France, then listen to Jane's stories for ideas on where to visit!

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Sep 25, 2017

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!"

Jesse and Jane talk excitedly about their respective upcoming vacations. Jane explains what she will do in France, and Jesse explains what he will do in Japan and Vietnam, as well as what it means for them to travel with their new baby.

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Sep 18, 2017

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!"

Jesse and Jane explain the American custom of a 'housewarming party.' Jesse talks about the reasons he and his wife decided NOT to publicly announce their pregnancy, which revolves around the differences between modern American custom and traditional Vietnamese customs.

Join in the conversation! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to ask us questions about English conversation and meet other English language learners all over the world.

Sep 9, 2017

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!"

Jesse and Jane explain in detail the meaning of 'sarcasm' and give examples of how native English speakers use sarcasm in normal conversation.

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Aug 28, 2017

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!"

Jesse and Jane talk about current politics at a local, national, and international level. Jesse explains the current mayoral race in Seattle, and Jane expresses her relief at the outcome of the recent French presidential election.

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Aug 22, 2017

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!"

Jesse talks about the recent birth of his first child and what it was like to witness the baby delivery in person. Jesse and Jane discuss how watching a woman deliver a baby can be a very emotional experience, how it demonstrates just how physically, emotionally, and mental strong women are, and why it's a shame that women still aren't treated with the respect and equality that they rightfully deserve.

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Aug 21, 2017

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!"

Jesse talks about his recent move to his new house, which includes moving his pet chickens into their new coop. Jane and Jesse talk about different housing styles and how they differ based on which part of the States you're from.

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Apr 11, 2017

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!"

Jesse and Jane talk about protesting in America. There has been a lot of protesting in America because of various concerns and problems with the new president and between certain police officers and members of the African American community. Jesse wonders if modern-day protesting is as effective as protests back in the 1950s and 60s. Jane acknowledges that these protests create hope and more support for the people affected.

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Apr 3, 2017

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!"

Jesse and Jane talk about children and parenthood. Jane shares a story about her friends and their very unique two-year-old son. Jesse talks about his upcoming first son, who will be born in several weeks, and how he is planning on raising him to be a curious person.

Join in the conversation! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to ask us questions about English conversation and meet other English language learners all over the world.

Mar 29, 2017

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!"

Jesse and Jane talk about the semiannual custom of Daylight Saving Time, when a majority of Americans adjust their clocks by an hour. Following the phrase "spring forward, fall back," Americans have to adjust their clocks forward by an hour, making everyone lose sleep. Jesse complains about just how useless this custom is in modern day society. Jane talks about the similar Daylight Saving customs in Europe.

Join in the conversation! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to ask us questions about English conversation and meet other English language learners all over the world.

Mar 26, 2017

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!"

Jesse and Jane talk about International Women's Day and how it relates to American society and American women. Jesse talks about his experience observing International Women's Day abroad, and Jane thinks about the reasons International Women's Day hasn't been celebrated much in American up until recently.

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Mar 13, 2017

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!"

Jesse talks about his recent vacation to Hawaii, and Jane shares her vacation plans to France and Spain for a special pilgrimage. Jane also shares her story of growing up in a family that went camping a lot, and how she was able to ride helicopters and horses as a child.

Join in the conversation! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to ask us questions about English conversation and meet other English language learners all over the world.

Mar 7, 2017

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!"

 Jesse and Jane share with each other their honest feelings about the state of our national politics. This is a conversation at normal speed, so please listen to the episode again if you have difficulty following along.

 Join in the conversation! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to ask us questions about English conversation and meet other English language learners all over the world.

Feb 27, 2017

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!"

Jesse shares his experience participating in the 54-hour event called Startup Weekend, which allows people to practice creating software and creating their own company to sell that software.

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Feb 20, 2017

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!"

Jane has recovered and is back to our show! Jesse and Jane share their opinions about the recent Valentine's Day holiday and how they celebrated it with their spouses. Jane sees Valentine's Day as a great reminder to be nice to our spouses considering how busy we all are. Jesse is skeptical and thinks that the holiday is mostly about selling chocolate.

Join in the conversation! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to ask us questions about English conversation and meet other English language learners all over the world.

Feb 14, 2017

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!"

Jane is still out sick with the cold, so Jesse shares with the audience a few of the common questions he receives from students studying the English language, along with his answers. Jesse invites you to share your own questions with him at the LPLE Facebook page!

Join in the conversation! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to ask us questions about English conversation and meet other English language learners all over the world.

Feb 7, 2017

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" 

Jane is out sick with the cold, so Jesse talks to the audience about some of his life updates, including the importance of getting a flu shot every year, reaching 600 LPLE downloads in January, celebrating the Lunar New Year with his wife's family, and reconnecting with friends in Japan through the LINE app.

Join in the conversation! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to ask us questions about English conversation and meet other English language learners all over the world.

Jan 31, 2017

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" 

Jesse and Jane discuss the cultural and familial significance of the Lunar New Year based on the experiences of their friends and family. Jesse shares why this new year, the Year of the Rooster, is important to him, and he reflects on an important memory he has of celebrating the Lunar New Year with his wife's family in Vietnam.

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Jan 24, 2017

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!"

Jesse and Jane talk about (and commiserate over) Donald Trump officially becoming our country's new president on January 20. Jesse talks about how he's not worried for himself, but more worried for friends and family who might be affected by his policies. Jane talks about the protest that she will join the day after Trump's inauguration.

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Jan 17, 2017

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!"

Jesse and Jane talk about what they are both going to do to improve their health in the new year. Jane will continue to focus on meditation, while Jesse has started taking self defense classes again and has improved his diet to eat healthier.

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